Piekenierskloof Grenache

R120.00

Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1973, which makes the vines 42 years old. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

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Description

In The Vineyard

Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1973, which makes the vines 42 years old. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

Harvest Date

Second week of March 2015.

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank, 80% of the wine is matured for 12 months in 6 year old 225L barrels and 20% in new 225L barrels it is a blend of French and American oak.

Tasting Note
Lots of beautiful blackberry, sweet dark fruit and Christmas cake spice on the palate with hints

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Grenache

Alcohol

14.0 vol %

pH

3.39

Total Acid

5.99 g/l

Residual Sugar

3.37 g/l

Food Pairing

The elegant spice of this Grenache makes it a perfect pairing to spiced and herb foods including roasted /grilled meats, lamb shank, duck breast, sausage, vegetables,tapas and many ethnic foods.

Serving Temperature

10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

5 – 6 years

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